Domaine Yannick Amirault Bundle (6 bottles)
Region: France, Loire
Farming: Certified organic
In 1947, Eugène Amirault started bottling wine from a parcel of land called Les Malgagnes for small-scale local consumption only. In 1977, his grandson Yannick founded a commercial winery with just over 3ha of vines. In the 1990s, Yannick expanded his vineyard holdings by acquiring vines from established vignerons, including a site called Le Grand Clos. Now, the estate is limited to 20 ha, two-thirds of which are in Bourgueil and the remaining third are in St.-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil. Only Cabernet Franc is grown throughout the estate.
Yannick’s son Benoît is now the fourth generation of the family in charge of the vineyards and winemaking. They were certified organic in 2009, despite following some organic practices from the 1970s.
We are delighted to offer this exclusive, limited-time offer, which will only be valid from 8th to 22nd May.
There is a total of six bottles in the bundle. It is made up of:
- 2 x 2016 Domaine Yannick Amirault St.-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil «Les Malgagnes»
- 2 x 2017 Domaine Yannick Amirault «La Petite Cave»
- 2 x 2017 Domaine Yannick Amirault «Le Pavillon du Grand Clos»
Please see the details of this wine below.
2016 Domaine Yannick Amirault St.-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil «Les Malgagnes»
Dry, med-bodied red; well-muscled | Tomahawk steak
2 ha of vines on a hill, challenging site to manage. 50 year old vines, clay soils. Yields restricted to 30 hl/ha. Fermentation in oak vessels, followed by 13 months of ageing in oak.
2017 Domaine Yannick Amirault «La Petite Cave»
1.5 ha of 50 year old vines on combination soils of sand, clay and limestone. Yields restricted to 30 hl/ha. Fermentation in oak vessels, followed by 20 months ageing in oak.
2017 Domaine Yannick Amirault «Le Pavillon du Grand Clos»
Only produced in specific years from vines in the parcel of land known as Le Grand Clos. This site is at the top of a limestone hill, and although the vines are divided up between a number of vignerons, they are right outside Yannick's front door. 15 year old vines; 18 months ageing in oak.
Find out more here.